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Asheboro budget won’t increase property tax

Asheboro budget won’t increase property tax

Water and sewer rates to go up ASHEBORO — The Asheboro City Council has been presented a budget that doesn't recommend a property tax increase. At the board's June meeting, the 2024-25 annual operating budget was set to total $71.5 million. That keeps the tax rate even at $0.71 per $100 valuation. A large portion of the budget — just under $22 million — is set aside for public safety, with Asheboro police getting a $13 million allocation and firefighters nearly $8 million. The budget also includes a 2.5% cost-of-living increase for city employees, funding to implement seven new employees…
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Lambert expresses pride, concerns in last meeting in REMC role

Lambert expresses pride, concerns in last meeting in REMC role

ASHEBORO – Dale Lambert took part in his final meeting as CEO of Randolph Electric Membership Corporation on Friday night at Southwestern Randolph High School. “I’m guessing most of us can agree on how quickly time goes by,” said Lambert, who spent more than 39 years total with REMC. “Life is short, but eternity is long. I’ve had to make thousands of decisions through the years as your CEO.” The meeting’s theme was “Powering the Journey Ahead,” with 339 registered members attending and 581 registered online. “As we celebrate our 86th anniversary, we are proud that our member-owners have ranked…
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The Wall that Heals brings sentiment, reflection to Randolph County

The Wall that Heals brings sentiment, reflection to Randolph County

Ken Watson, left, Martha Trogdon Watson and Eddie Trogdon hold up a sign honoring fallen family member Ronald G. Trogdon. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – They came for many reasons, but those gathering across several days at The Wall that Heals have something in common. They want to recognize the sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans and pay tribute to the military in general. The Wall that Heals has been set up on the baseball field at South Asheboro Middle School since Wednesday and will be there until 2 p.m. Sunday. “It’s more than I expected," said Shawn Parrish,…
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Hunting and fishing permit costs going up July 1

Hunting and fishing permit costs going up July 1

The cost of North Carolina hunting and fishing permits are going up this year, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week. The license fees, which make up about a quarter of the agency's revenue, are rising around 20 percent, with the costs indexed to the rise in inflation since the last fee increase in January 2020. The revenue will go toward the NCWRC's own rising costs, which have been affected by inflation. The price adjustments are based on the Consumer Price Index changes, with all licenses, permits, stamps and certifications rising by 18.75 percent rounded up to the…
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Southwestern Randolph grad receives Mountaire Farms award

Southwestern Randolph grad receives Mountaire Farms award

SILER CITY – Kaley Elliott, a graduate of Southwestern Randolph High School, is the recipient of a Mountaire Farms scholarship. Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain producers were eligible for the scholarship, which provides $2,500 to help with college. There were 32 winners – 16 in North Carolina and 16 in the Delaware / Maryland area. Elliott, from Denton, plans to attend High Point University to study tourism and event management, according to a release from Mountaire Farms. Her father, Jamie Elliott, is a grain producer for Mountaire Farms. Scholarship winners in North Carolina will be honored at…
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WIC moves Archdale office to new address

WIC moves Archdale office to new address

ARCHDALE – The Women, Infants, and Children program office located in Archdale has moved to a new location along Balfour Drive. The WIC office has relocated to 215 Balfour Dr. Office hours at the Archdale location are Thursday’s from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. WIC, which is part of Randolph County Public Health, continues to provide services clients at the main program center at 1461 North Fayetteville St., Asheboro. Office hours at the Asheboro location are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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Franklinville unveils new town hall

Franklinville unveils new town hall

The new location for the Franklinville Town Hall is just up the street from the previous location. (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) FRANKLINVILLE – The new location for the town hall in Franklinville is open in a renovated bank building. A ribbon cutting was held Friday with several dozen attendees on location at the building that opened in 1920 after construction began a year earlier. The town offices have moved along West Main Street from the nearby building on the ground floor that houses the town library above. That’s next door to Franklinville Diner. “It was the bank and the…
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Uwharrie-Ridge Six-Twelve to expand career pathway opportunities

Uwharrie-Ridge Six-Twelve to expand career pathway opportunities

The Randolph County School System's Board of Education provided an updated on the marketing priority regarding Uwharrie-Ridge Six-Twelve during a board meeting earlier this month. “Over 3½ years, I’ve gotten the chance to really be immersed in that culture,” said CTE director David Cross. “I’ve asked a lot of questions, I’ve talked to a lot of staff members, talked to the guidance counselors to try and figure out … Uwharrie-Ridge is a special place. They have a great culture and I want to make sure that as we take our next steps with CTE that we make sure we’re doing what…
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Green Metals to join Liberty’s jobs scene

Green Metals to join Liberty’s jobs scene

LIBERTY – Green Metals Inc. is coming to Liberty, providing another jobs boost connected to the Toyota Battery Manufacturing plant at Greensboro-Randolph megasite. The company is a partner in the Toyota Tsusho family associated with scrap/waste handling and recycling solutions. Based on information from the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, Green Metals will process dry battery material for offsite recycling, as well as handle and store other waste streams. Materials will be packaged and sent off for recycling. Green Metals could make an investment of nearly $19.8 million across five years in the Liberty project, according to RCEDC. The site…
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Randolph County residents to save on zoo tickets in August

Randolph County residents to save on zoo tickets in August

ASHEBORO – Randolph County residents will be able to visit the North Carolina Zoo at a discount as part of the zoo's 50th anniversary celebration. “Randolph County Days at the Zoo” will run from Aug. 5-30, allowing county residents and up to three guests to attend for $5 each. “This is a program to give back to our community and express our gratitude for 50 wild years here in Randolph County,” said Diane Villa, deputy director and chief communications officer at the North Carolina Zoo. Randolph County residents will need to make an online reservation to receive the discounted rate, and the three…
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